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More language for your click: 3 simple ways to make Freerice teach you more

More language for your click: 3 simple ways to make Freerice teach you more

Wiktor K. June 28, 2014 Comments Off

From the word go, I was charmed by the idea behind Freerice – get a question right, click through to the next one, help fight world hunger. This worked for my English students, worked

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How to budget for a polyglot lifestyle – the cost of language learning

How to budget for a polyglot lifestyle – the cost of language learning

Wiktor K. June 13, 2014 Comments Off

This is a quick note inspired by an exercise I did for myself the other day. It is connected with long-term thinking, but also with the prices and money matters connected with learning foreign

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How to Talk Back at Chris Lonsdale Fluently in Six Points

How to Talk Back at Chris Lonsdale Fluently in Six Points

Wiktor K. March 11, 2014 7

Every time someone claims to have found a new method for learning a language, I pause and listen intently. It’s not unusual to discover something useful and really effective by paying attention to language

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3 Free Tools to Build Up Your Motivation For Language Study

3 Free Tools to Build Up Your Motivation For Language Study

Wiktor K. January 12, 2014 1

  You know how it goes. Halfway into January, and your New Year’s resolutions don’t look that flashy any more – what seemed to be a good and useful plan turns into a pile

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How Body Language can affect your foreign language

How Body Language can affect your foreign language

Wiktor K. September 1, 2013 1

The relationship between language learning and nonverbal signals has been alluded to several times on this blog. The occasion for returning to this is a brilliant TED talk about the effect of body language

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Foreign Language Influencers: Why you may not have your say on your language course

Foreign Language Influencers: Why you may not have your say on your language course

Wiktor K. July 24, 2013 Comments Off

This may be the most common reason for dropping out of language schools globally, and yet it’s not often discussed – not to mention remedied. Why is stakeholder analysis missing from our thinking about

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